Definition of Matronalia in English:

Matronalia

noun

  • A Roman festival in honour of the goddess Juno, on which day husbands traditionally gave presents to their wives.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas North (1535–?1603), translator. From post-classical Latin Matronalia, use as noun of neuter plural of classical Latin mātrōnālis matronal.

Pronunciation

Matronalia

/ˌmatrəˈneɪlɪə/